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If you are on the right, Reagan is God.
If you are on the left, Reagan is Satan.
"Reagan was the greatest president ever, except for Bush." - (R)
"Reagan was the worst president ever, except for Bush." - (D)
af R.Matthews 5. december 2004
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A President who negotiated with terrorists, illegally funded, armed and collaborated with the Iraqis in the Iran-Iraq War, funded a Latin American terrorist group then told the American people he did none of these things and when the truth came out he completely got away with all of it.

In return, he is seen as one of the greatest Presidents ever because of the surging economy regardless of the long-term impact to be had with the tripling of the national debt as well as his 'defeating' of the Soviet Union regardless of their financial failings since the 1960s and the social reform of the 1980s.
Bill Clinton was nearly impeached for lying about cheating on his wife. In comparison, Ronald Reagan got a mild slap on the wrist for funding nun-raping and village-destroying genocidal terrorists even after Congress passed legislation forbidding it and after telling the American people he did not do these things.
af cag 12. april 2008
a pagan god who is worshipped by many members of the Republican party
Ronald Reagan supported huge tax cuts for the super rich combined with massive increases in military spending mostly for boondoggles like his "starwars" missile defense plan that never worked. This sent our national debt into the trillions. Reagan was known for busting up labor unions and other anti-worker policies that drove down wages while CEO salaries soared. Some of Reagan's other accomplishments include creating the Taliban to fight off a Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and providing arms to Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran war.
af Michael_Hunt 19. april 2009
Probably the most overrated president in the history of America. His "trickle down" policies basically let the poor go to hell, while the privileged were allowed more privileges. Meanwhile, Reaganomics had a great success in raising national debt from $700 billion to $3 trillion.

He is given credit for ending the Cold War instead of the true heros like Gorbachev and to a lesser extent, Walesa. Communism was on its last legs anyway and the system was failing from within. Reagan didn't do much more than make a few nice, happy speeches.

The idea he supported freedom is a myth, shown by his support for brutal South American dictators which was/is glossed over. Reagan installed the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and propped up Saddam Hussein in Iraq despite the known atrocities. Later, the Republicans would do a HUGE U-turn on this, in their quest for oil.

And anyone who chooses shit like Donald Rumsfeld to work for them, can't be all that great.
Ronald Reagan: impressive facade, but mediocre presidency behind.


af Sophoclisis 29. juli 2008
noun:
1. someone who took credit for the concerted work of Mikael Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Pope John Paul II, Lech Walesa, and Vaclav Havel.

2. Thought we could shoot down nuclear missles with lasers in space.

3. Why we treat the poor with contempt instead of compassion.

4. Oversaw some of the most mediocre economic performance of the last half century.

5. Actively supported some of the worst scum on Earth, including Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

6. Sold weapons to Iran so he could finance nun-raping drug runners.

7. Why we have a 9 trillion dollar debt today.

verb:
to convince someone you are helping them while you are actually screwing them with their pants on
Ronald Reagan fans are completely delusional
af AVoiceofReason 19. juni 2006
Reagan is largely a PR creation in the first instance, and massively so in recent years.

During his years in office, Reagan was not particularly popular. Gallup polls published recently compare him during office with other presidents. His average ratings during his years in office were below Kennedy, Johnson, Bush I, and Clinton; above Nixon, Ford, Carter. Those are averages during their terms in office.

By 1992 he was ranked just next to Nixon as the most unpopular living ex-president.

Since then there has been an immense PR campaign to convert him into a revered and historic figure, if not semi-divine, and it's doubtless had an effect, radically shifting the rankings. Not on the basis of facts: rather, extremely effective marketing. The current performance is reminiscent of the death of Hirohito and Soviet leaders. One of the more depraved moments of US media. The lying is quite impressive, even by people who surely know better.
Ronald Reagan, the public face of the extremist, arrogant and violent neo-conservative administration of the 1980's
af Stimpej 27. april 2006
For some reason, this man is widely credited by the conservative media for ending the Cold War, and having the biggest economic boom. However, that is all a bunch of bullshit. Here is what the Gipper really did: shifted tax burden on the middle class by giving the rich ginormous tax cuts,invaded defenseless island nations like Grenada and invaded Lebanon in the interests of companies like Lockheed Martin and the Carlyle Group. Why did Ronnie invade Grenada? He answered "you can't have eggnog without nutmeg" as to make his invasion a crusade for Christmas. Funded Osama Bin Laden, and Nicaraguan terrorists funded by weapon sales to Iran, and called them the "moral equivalent of our founding fathers", traded weapons for hostages, gutted the environment, willfully ignored AIDS, and whose wife bilked the government to buy dresses costing more than the average American made in a year and got foreign policy advise from PYCHICS! THANK GOD HE IS DEAD! Had it only happened 25 years ago, then we wouldn't have the shit in the White House we have now!
Ronald Reagan was just a B actor who's connections to rich CEOS and corporations who ruined America, and whose damage is seen to this very day.
af Howard Dean '08 16. januar 2005

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